Amid the fallout from a sex scandal that would cost Jerry Falwell Jr. his job, Becki Falwell summoned first responders to the couple's home in Virginia.'Empty alcohol containers' »
Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, knew his wife had been picked as Joe Biden's running mate when he heard her say: “Joe, I'm ready to go to work.” The 55-year-old entertainment lawyer was listening in on her conversation with the Democratic presidential candidate with his ear pressed against her office door when he knew his wife had been chosen, according to USA Today. Ms Harris will be the first African American, Asian American and woman to serve as vice president if the Democrats win in November, but Mr Emhoff will make history too, as the US's first Second Gentleman.
Lev Parnas, an associate of President Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is facing new charges of defrauding investors in a company he claimed would offer fraud protection services. Federal prosecutors allege that Parnas and another man, David Correia, were able to secure $2 million from investors between 2012 and 2019. Last October, Parnas was charged with funneling foreign money to U.S. political campaigns; he pleaded not guilty.
Last week I got an email from a Drug Enforcement Administration agent I used to work with when I was a federal prosecutor at the Justice Department. He's a former cop, former military man, and a current Republican with whom innocent discussions have turned into political battles. Through the years of investigations, indictments, arrests, and trials, I found him to be a hardworking and honest agent.
A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving after being caught asleep at the wheel of a Tesla car on autopilot that was going at 150kmh (93mph). Police in Alberta were called following reports of 2019 Tesla Model S speeding on a highway near the town of Ponoka. Nobody could be seen in the front seats, which were both reclined, officers said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci replied in the affirmative on Thursday when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he would "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year — a sentiment largely echoed by health experts — but Trump argued one could come sooner. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious-disease expert, has pledged to "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine for COVID-19.
All that roiling anger brings us back to the original video, which shows the killing of law student Ordóñez while in police custody, and which first spurred national outrage. According to witnesses, Ordóñez, 46, was accosted by a squad of officers just after midnight in the middle-class Villa Luz neighborhood in northwestern Bogotá. Police later claimed the father of two was in violation of coronavirus restrictions punishable by fine.
In a year when ferocious wildfires have killed at least 34 people and burned millions of acres in Oregon, Washington and California, the brigade has pulled off a miracle in the thick forests around Molalla in recent days, residents and fire officials say. They organized and deployed themselves with little or no help from a small and overwhelmed local fire department - which focused on protecting the town center - or from state and federal agencies that were deployed elsewhere. "We were left on our own to stop this," said West, a 36-year-old ranch hand, as she briefly paused her dozer Wednesday afternoon.
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his honorary CBE following his conviction for rape and sexual assault. An official announcement in The Gazette confirms that the Queen has annulled his appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The decision was made at a recent meeting of the Honours Forfeiture Committee, which is independent from government.
Former model Amy Dorris, the latest woman to accuse President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her years ago, did not go public with her story because the presidential election is just 46 days away, according to a close friend. Dorris is not political and has no agenda, said Caron Bernstein, a former top model who became friends with Dorris in 2008. "It had nothing to do with anything political," said Bernstein, a rape survivor who accompanied Dorris through the decision and interviews with Lucy Osborne, the reporter who broke the story in the British newspaper The Guardian on Thursday.
A family in California has claimed that Sen. Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom trespassed on their property for a photo op while surveying damage from the Creek Fire on Tuesday. "What has me really frustrated right now is the fact that these two politicians used my parents' loss for a photo opportunity to push their political agenda!" Trampas Patten wrote on Facebook. Patten and his sister, Bailee, added that their parents had still not been able to return to their home.
Students and parents were upset when the suspected Kenosha shooter was on a list of "modern heroes" that they could choose to defend as part of a Dallas high school's class assignment, CNN reported. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide and a string of other felonies tied to the killing of two people at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Joseph Rosenbaum, who was shot and killed in Kenosha, was also on that list.
Seventeen years ago we snorkeled the Florida Keys' spectacular fish-filled reefs. Fall's king tides are coming soon, flooding homes, businesses and sunny streets. Last fall's king tides were the worst yet.
Outnumbered' co-host Harris Faulkner speaks out about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's remarks about George Soros.
Once lauded for its containment of the virus, Singapore's success crumbled when the virus reached its many foreign worker dormitories, something activists say should have been seen coming a mile off. Now months on, Singapore is reporting single figure daily cases in the local community. People are going back to work, cinemas have reopened and laughter can be heard coming out of restaurants again.
WASHINGTON – Dozens of prominent Republicans have publicly endorsed or shown support for former vice president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of their party's incumbent, President Donald Trump. They include elected officials, former Trump administration officials and other prominent Republicans who have slammed Trump for everything from a "bungled" response to the coronavirus pandemic, "terrifying" national security approaches and general divisiveness in the country. Democrats have worked to use this as an advantage, trying to show Biden as the unifying candidate who can appeal to not just Democrats.
Private jet operators are reporting that their long-range jets have been the most affected during the pandemic has international travel has been greatly restricted by world governments. Americans are only being welcomed into a handful of countries outside North America with most also requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test to avoid a quarantine. Repatriation flights have largely kept these aircraft flying with travelers still making their way home nearly six months into the pandemic.
The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union's institutions. The bloc's executive arm set out its action plan for the next five years, which includes strengthening the current legal framework, recruiting an anti-racism coordinator and increasing the diversity of EU staff. The European Commission's vice president for values and transparency, Věra Jourová, said that recent anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Europe highlighted the need for action.
This presidential election season joins the last several in being attended by accusations that certain candidates are ineligible because of the requirement in Article II of the Constitution that the president be not only a citizen, but a “natural born” citizen. This time around, some have claimed that Sen. Kamala Harris is ineligible for the presidency because, though born in the United States, her parents were immigrants who had not become citizens by the time of her birth. We believe this claim is untenable.
WASHINGTON – Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that he has benefited from the privileges of being white, a sentiment that differs from President Donald Trump, who has consistently denied the existence of systemic racism. Sure, I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through,” the former vice president told CNN's Anderson Cooper during a televised town hall event in Pennsylvania. Biden's response came after journalist Bob Woodward released several recorded interviews with Trump, including one where the president dismissed questions about benefiting from white privilege, saying Woodward had “drank the Kool-Aid.
A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told the Fox News host Tucker Carlson it was a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." A strange new paper claiming the coronavirus was a "laboratory product" quietly made its way into a repository of preliminary research on Monday.
The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a water bottle the colleagues claimed had traces of the Soviet nerve agent that German authorities said was used to poison Navalny. Navalny's colleagues revealed Thursday that they removed the bottle and other items from the hotel room in Siberia and brought them to Germany as potential evidence. because they didn't trust Russian authorities to conduct a proper probe after the Krmlin's arch foe became critically ill on a flight to Moscow.
Williamson County, Texas, Sheriff's Office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency's aggressive tactics. Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan's Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers involved in the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler. In a recorded interview with Texas Rangers, former Deputy Christopher Pisa said Cmdr. Steve Deaton awarded deputies he considered “WilCo badass.”
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday after a fleet of Chinese military aircraft buzzed the island, stepping up tensions as a senior US official began holding meetings in Taipei. Beijing had earlier announced the start of combat drills in the Taiwan strait aimed at asserting its claim that the island remained "an inalienable part of China". The Chinese government has long considered Taiwan a renegade province, although the democratically-governed island has its own president, currency, foreign policy, passport and military.
President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths, the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched epidemiological know-how, and vaunted regulatory and public health institutions, could have fumbled the crisis so disastrously," she wrote in an article published Thursday. Specifically, Eban blamed Kushner and his "shadow" coronavirus task force's "quasi-messianic belief in the private sector's ability to respond effectively to the crisis and their contempt for government capabilities."
Denise Paleothodoros saw her personal life dragged into the spotlight because of her romantic relationship to McDonald's ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook from 2014 to 2018. Easterbrook made headlines when he was fired in November. In August, McDonald's alleged Easterbrook covered up sexual relationships with three employees after he and Paleothodoros broke up.
“The SAT is emblematic of higher education’s failure to keep up with the times...Just the stuff that systemic racism thrives on.”
“These tests create unnecessary stress for young people already dealing with mental health challenges.”
“Dropping the SAT requirement makes it harder for colleges to compare applicants against a common standard.”
“The best predictor of college success overall is a simple one: high school grades.”
“What matters more is a broader push to help minority students get better educations.”